NOTE: Colorado College is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. Summer Block A & B classes are being delivered via distance learning. Admission open houses and visits are canceled. See Coronavirus Updates & Resources here.
In this two-block introductory course, our goal is to understand how teaching and learning are defined and conceptualized differently in different spaces with different people. During the first block, we explore the sociopolitical forces that influence teacher quality, development, selection, demographics, and agency as we consider what it means to be a teacher and engage in the process of teaching. In the second block, we interrogate the process of learning by examining the learning brain, influences on the brain, and the nature of knowledge itself. Students will spend time observing multiple classrooms in diverse settings. Prerequisite: None. 2 units.
(Not offered 2020-21).